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KARACHI: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that PAF has accepted every challenge and demonstrated remarkable heights of professional excellence.

This he said while chairing the convocation ceremony of No 30 Air War Course held at PAF Air War College, Faisal, here on Saturday.

Congratulating graduating officers on the completion of the course, the air chief expressed confidence that the knowledge and skills acquired at the Air War College would assist the participants in effectively contributing to the requirements of national security.

“Indeed, quality training has been the greatest enabler of this excellence and our training institutions have contributed immensely in this regard,” he added. “As senior military professionals, you must remain abreast of contemporary geopolitical and strategic environment in order to be better prepared for a befitting response to current as well as emerging security situation challenges.”

He said: “Certainly, a high-level of cooperation and synergy exists among sister services [and] working as one remains at the heart of modern warfare.” Through “our synergistic efforts we have achieved remarkable success in the war against terrorism”, he added.

He said it was heartening to note that the college had made great contribution to inculcate its graduates with emerging trends in doctrine, strategy and air power employment to face modern challenges with confidence and ingenuity.

Earlier, Air Vice Marshal Pirzada Kamaluddin Ahmed Siddiqui, Commandant Air War College, presented the course report.

Beside officers from the Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, the graduates included officers from 12 friendly countries — Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

The ceremony was attended by high-ranking civil and military officers and diplomats from different countries.

The Air War College is the premier institution of the PAF, where mid-level officers of Pakistan armed forces and friendly countries are prepared for assumption of key command and staff appointments.

Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2017